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BIG NAMES IN E-TAIL

New York Times, Sunday, October 18, 2015

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
Supreme Court justice who once compared the majority's reasoning to "the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie"
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Dan Schoenholz

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.71 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Schoenholz. Sunday freshness: 75%
Dan Schoenholz notes:
After a week of mind-benders by several of the most noted crossword-makers around, hopefully NYT solvers are in the mood for something more conventional, as this puzzle has a pretty ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Perfect title, BIG NAMES IN E-TAIL referring to people whose names only differ from a normal word by a final E. BUNS OF STEEL into BUNS OF (Remington) STEELE was my favorite, and LAY IT ON ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times10/18/15 ( No. 24,085 )
Across
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Supreme Court justice who once compared the majority's reasoning to "the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie" : SCALIA
7
Low part : BASSO
12
Classify : ASSORT
18
A dozen for Hercules : LABORS
19
Silk case : COCOON
20
Words of defiance : SHOVEIT
22
Admission of a lack of familiarity with Mr. Hockey? : IDONTKNOWHOWE
24
Business feature? : SILENTI
25
Ancient Persian : MEDE
26
Like sailors' talk : SALTY
27
Celebrity cook Paula : DEEN
29
Curse (out) : REAM
30
Fusses : STEWS
32
Kyoto concurrence : HAI
33
Less serious works by the author of "Brighton Rock"? : LIGHTGREENE
36
Take responsibility for : OWN
38
Makes fast : SECURES
40
Roman law : LEX
41
One making a roaring start? : MGMLION
45
Only one person can do it : SOLO
46
Fits comfortably : NESTLES
50
Toque : CHEFSHAT
52
Reason for Brosnan fans to watch 1980s TV? : BUNSOFSTEELE
55
"Home, ___" : JAMES
56
Beach fronts? : BRAS
58
A title might be presented in it: Abbr. : ITAL
59
Being dragged along : INTOW
60
John Lennon's middle name : ONO
61
Brand name whose middle two letters are linked in its logo : KOOL
62
Cameo stone : ONYX
63
Some briefs : BVDS
64
Round house? : BAR
65
Trying to sell one's "Au Revoir les Enfants" video? : SHOPPINGMALLE
68
Where safety goggles may be worn : LAB
71
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
73
Plowmen's cries : HAWS
74
"Rhyme Pays" rapper : ICET
75
"Catch-22" pilot : ORR
76
Deplete : DRAIN
78
Flaky stuff : MICA
79
Foam : HEAD
80
Challenge for a virologist : EBOLA
82
Explosive side of a former tennis great? : VOLCANICASHE
85
Fruitcakes : NUTCASES
87
Libation with a floral bouquet : ROSETEA
88
Noted second-place finisher : HARE
90
Make sense of : PROCESS
91
"Smack!" : POW
92
Maybe not even that : IFATALL
95
Rockies game : ELK
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Comic's copy of "The Importance of Being Earnest"? : JOKERSWILDE
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"Oh no!" : EEK
102
Home of Future World : EPCOT
106
Soil: Prefix : AGRO
107
Upbeat : ROSY
108
Rocky debris : SCREE
110
Brazilian berry : ACAI
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Applaud : CLAPFOR
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Assign blame to the singer of "Blurred Lines"? : LAYITONTHICKE
117
"Lake Wobegon Days" writer : KEILLOR
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Writing award won multiple times by Alice Munro : OHENRY
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Where Quiznos and Mapquest are headquartered : DENVER
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Erotic : STEAMY
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"All I ___ Do" (Sheryl Crow hit) : WANNA
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Tavern vessels : STEINS
Down
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Slenderizes : SLIMS
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Midshipman's counterpart : CADET
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Residence : ABODE
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Single copy of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"? : LONEWOLFE
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N.Y.C. line : IRT
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Questions : ASKS
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Farfalle shapes : BOWTIES
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Sore : ACHY
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Great Lakes' ___ Canals : SOO
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Disperse : SOW
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Fidgety : ONEDGE
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Net worth component : ASSET
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Topsiders? : SHINGLES
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Spain's Costa del ___ : SOL
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Go too far : OVEREXTEND
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Actress O'Connor of "Xena: Warrior Princess" : RENEE
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Saturn's largest moon : TITAN
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Rum mixers : COLAS
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"What we want most, but what, alas! we use worst," per William Penn : TIME
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"Uh-uh" : NAH
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Questioning interjections : EHS
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Like Vatican guards : SWISS
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Ripsnorter : LULU
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Pressing work : IRONING
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Fidgety : RESTIVE
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Some Thanksgiving decorations : COBS
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Dead-end position : MCJOB
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Modern-day home of the ancient Ashanti empire : GHANA
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Some sites on the National Mall : MEMORIALS
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Home of Jar Jar Binks in "Star Wars" films : NABOO
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TV's ___ Network (sports presenter) : NFL
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Relaxes and has some fun : LETSLOOSE
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Chess's ___ ratings : ELO
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Singers do this : SEW
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Nutrition-related : TROPHIC
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Confound : STYMIE
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Resident of southern Mexico : OAXACAN
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Llama's kin : ALPACA
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Radio freq. : KHZ
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Come-___ : ONS
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Nonkosher lunch order : BLT
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Onetime title for Obama and Clinton : SENATOR
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"They got me!" : IWASHAD
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Preceded, with "to" : LEDUP
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Former kingdom of Provence : ARLES
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Military muckety-mucks : BRASS
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Midwesterners, stereotypically : NICEPEOPLE
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Modern TV feature : DVR
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Hundred Acre Wood resident : ROO
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Farrow or Hamm : MIA
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Mother of Ares : HERA
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France's ___ Polytechnique : ECOLE
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Buy into "Common Sense"? : BACKPAINE
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Post office? : NEWSROOM
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Hardly fancy : HATE
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"L'Amore dei ___ Re" (Montemezzi opera) : TRE
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Sophocles tragedy : ELECTRA
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Innocent" : IIS
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Come in under the radar, say : FLYLOW
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Artist Neiman : LEROY
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Raise, with "up" : JACK
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Eyes : OGLES
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Poisonous snake : KRAIT
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Producer of wrinkles, it's said : WORRY
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Comprehension : KEN
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First year in Constantine's reign : CCCVI
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Like some port vessels : OAKEN
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Levels : TIERS
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___ Fein : SINN
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LAX figs. : ETDS
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Jupiter's locale: Abbr. : FLA
114
"Got it!" : AHA
115
Hankering : YEN
116
Riled (up) : HET

Answer summary:
11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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